Malala Yousafzai donates $100,000 (£71,000) to Save the Children, $25,000 to KinderUSA, and $25,000 to DCI Palestine to support Palestinian families in Gaza. Meanwhile, they are in a process of rebuilding and rehabilitation after the recent terrorism by Israel.
Nobel laureate’s donation will help Save the Children provide life-saving and life-changing help to vulnerable children. It includes repairing damaged schools, providing clean water and food vouchers. Moreover, it also includes supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing and providing nutrition services for pregnant women and new mothers.
Meanwhile, Israeli bombs martyred at least 66 Palestinian children in Gaza this month, Malala Yousafzai donates for them. Moreover, they also damaged six hospitals, nine clinics, and 50 schools in Gaza. Meanwhile, Palestinians are living with burst water pipes. There are just six to eight hours of electricity a day at the hospitals. Besides, they continue to function struggle to cope with the sick and injured.
Malala is devastated by the brutality against Palestinian children
Yousafzai said, “Like others around the world, I am devastated by the brutality and inhumanity against Palestinian children. They deserve to live in peace, to feel safe in their homes, to be educated, and to pursue their dreams. I hope these gifts will help them return to school and start the process of rebuilding their lives…”
“I pray for a lasting peace in the region and call on leaders to protect every child’s fundamental rights.”
Meanwhile, Jason Lee, Save the Children’s Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory is grateful for Malala’s donation after 11 days of airstrikes.
“A generation of children is on the brink of a mental health crisis. A recent study by Save the Children found that a high percentage of children in Gaza show symptoms of depression, hyperactivity, aggression, and a preference for being alone, which is consistent with deep psychological distress. This most recent escalation will only have made things worse.”
“We welcome the ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza. But it isn’t enough as Palestinian children are still denied their fundamental rights. Children have told us they imagine a world where they have equal rights and live in peace and security. We owe it to future generations to do everything we can to make this a reality.”
More than 250 Palestinians, including 66 children, lost their lives during Israel’s bombings. A video is now doing rounds on social media showing heartless Israeli families on hilltops enjoying bombardment on Palestinians in Gaza.
Story Credits: Relief Web
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